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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 23, 2019 04:35 PM
From: Senator Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Sentencing Commission Notice
The Sentencing Commission is required by law to publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin all proposed sentencing guidelines, resentencing guidelines, parole guidelines, risk assessment instrument, and recommitment ranges and hold public hearings in the next 30-60 days to permit testimony from a specific range of organizations which currently include:
  1. Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
  2. Chiefs of Police Association
  3. Fraternal Order of Police
  4. Public Defenders Organization
  5. Law school faculty members
  6. State Board of Probation and Parole
  7. Department of Corrections
  8. Pennsylvania Bar Association
  9. Pennsylvania Wardens Association
  10. Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole, and Corrections
  11. Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
This legislation proposes to add two organizations who are afforded the right to testify on these proposed changes, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Office of the Victim Advocate. Each of these organizations have an interest in the sentencing ranges and deserve the opportunity to be heard by the Commission.

Introduced as SB780